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Australian companies are responding to overwhelming evidence that gender diversity and inclusion are better for business, by designing programs to recruit more women. As a result, the female to male diversity pie chart has become an expected element in the recruitment and reporting process. But gender diversity is more than a pie chart; a lag indicator of the female to…

A retrospective is a post-mortem of your sprint or program — a way to look back at what happened and think of ways to do better next time. They are a valuable feedback loop that can give voice to innovative ideas, build rapport within the team, improve speed and efficiency, and identify new experiments to run. When people are under pressure, they…

Almost every business I work with places innovation high on the agenda because everyone recognises that without it your business will stagnate, competitors will overtake you and your business will die. There seems to be a plethora of information detailing what innovation is or should look like, yet many businesses still struggle with the concept and how to make innovation…

Most people assume that it is a lack of technological innovation that kills businesses. They point to Blockbuster’s failure to account for the online streaming model as an example. The “common knowledge” is that Blockbuster didn’t innovate technologically. When Netflix and other services introduced streaming technology, Blockbuster went under. But it’s not as simple as that. Blockbuster had access to…

We need collaboration to innovate. The sharing of ideas leads to more new ideas forming. From there, we build and continue to introduce new modes of thought, insights and imagination. Most see collaboration as essential to a functioning business. In fact, 86% of executives and employees point to a lack of collaboration as the main reason behind business failures. The question is how…

Guest post by David Landry Former Elabor8er, David Landry has been leading significant technology and business change projects for over 30 years. The first (and some would say the most important) principle of the Agile Manifesto is a priority on satisfying customers through early and continuous delivery of valuable work. It is through the delivery of valuable work, that by…

At Elabor8, we promise ‘the freedom to move’, and that doesn’t just apply to our customers. We want our people to also feel they can do the same. As professional coaches and advisors, each of our Elabor8ers is responsible for uplifting, and inspiring change in others, and that’s very powerful. It’s important to us that we give our people everything…

Many organisations aspire to become the next disruptor in their market – and following its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this year, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is still trending as a shining example. A large part of Spotify’s success can be attributed to its business operating model, which is based on the Agile Scrum framework. While the company…

Guest post by David Landry Former Elabor8er, David Landry has been leading significant technology and business change projects for over 30 years. Agile comes with big expectations. Companies think that by applying agile ways of working, they will instantly simplify their processes and begin to deliver faster, with less people, while at the same time removing costs from the organisation.…